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At Wyton on the Hill Primary, we take E-safety seriously and all year groups have regular lessons to help them practice the skills they need to help them stay safe whilst online whilst making the most of the wealth of learning opportunities the internet has to offer them.
Children are taught to be aware of the 3 main risks involved in using the internet, often referred to as the 3C’s:

Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material

Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users

Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm

 
 

The school addresses all 3C's in its work with both staff and children and continually reviews its practices and ensures that members of staff have regular training relating to e-safety. You can find the school’s e-Safety Policy and Procedures on the school website Policies page under the heading ‘General’.

In addition, our Local Authority filtering systems are generally very effective and children are therefore rarely exposed to the risk posed by content, contact or conduct in school. As a result, many children may underestimate the risks that they may face whilst online outside of school, for example on handheld devices or home PCs.

As a parent it can also be hard to understand these risks and so we hope that the following pages of information and links will support you to help your children to stay safe when they are using the internet outside of school.

CEOPThe Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre’s (CEOP’s)Thinkuknow site contains a number of excellent resources for both parents and children.
Here are their Top Tips for parents who want to keep their children safe:

  1. Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.
  2. Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for children from five all the way to 16.
  3. Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.
  4. Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you.
  5. Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.
  6. Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see.
  7. Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi? This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied.
  8. Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly. Click here to find your service provider and learn how to set your controls .

Other useful websites for families include:

  1. Kidsmart
  2. BBC
  3. Childnet
  4. Know the net
  5. Mumsnet
In February 2016 The Head teacher assisted by some of the children gave a presentation on E-Safety to parents. Click here to view some of the information presented.
 
Wyton on the Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
 
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